Tuesday, 4 August 2009

A New Favourite Room


To be greeted this morning with an email from my friend Courtney Barnes with this image attached of a room in Windsor Smith's house was truly exciting. I think I have a new favourite room. Windsor's house is featured in the just released September '09' issue of House Beautiful. I am busting to get my hands on a copy. I seem to be drawn to Windsor Smith's aesthetic time and time again. I could move right into this room tomorrow and not change a thing.

Photographer - Victoria Pearson for House Beautiful Magazine

46 comments:

Style Court said...

Anna, I knew you would love it! That sofa is covered with a Moroccan beadspread and the chevron chair is vintage Indian fabric :)

C

coco tutu said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I think that the pink walls are especially refreshing and gorgeous- they are not too "girly" or "fru fru". They add a splash of color and with the white accents it just looks gorgeous.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely! I'd love to see more; hope it's out here now, too.

Southern Aspirations said...

It is a great room- drawn to the chair. Would you call that chevron print (even on a chair?)

a.barefoot said...

Lovely

Windlost said...

I have been a fan of Windsor for a while and like almost everything I have seen of hers - I always wished I could get my hands on more photos of her rooms. I even got an email from her once after I wrote a post about her a long time ago! Can't wait for my HB to arrive!! I just lover her aesthetic...

P.S. I am going to listen to your Skirted Roundtable session tonight!

xo Terri

www.designfabulous.com said...

I love that lamp!

My Notting Hill said...

Just got my issue in the mail today - it's one of their recent bests. In Windsor's house there's even a pic of an electric blue ping pong table in a black room. She designed it for her teenage sons.

Jacquelyn said...

Great room! I'll take that chevron print chair to go please!

twin2trip said...

I am crazy..I mean crazy for this room. I'm sure glad I have a House Beautiful subscription.

Nest Interiors said...

That gorgeous bordeaux red is making a comeback. So luscious and warm!

WETMOJO - Shirts said...

nice picture. i like it alot.

Amanda said...

It's a wonderful feeling to find that particular aesthetic you are more drawn to. I recently had the same 'ah, that's it!' realisation of what styles and design I enjoy the most.

Arianna Belle said...

I'd love to cozy up and read a book there! Beautiful.

Gaboushka said...

I completely agree, it has just the right amount of drama, quirk and prettiness. I hadn't heard of Windsor Smith - I'm off to investigate...

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Isn't it funny how much a single image can make you smile? Love the shocking pink walls! Such fun! Can't wait for my copy to arrive in the mail... Thanks for the sneak peek : )
XX Kate (www.theNEOtraditionalist.com)

sophiedahydesigns said...

I will buy the magazine today! Love that room!

un bel oiseau said...

look at the curling arms of that chair!!! fantastic!

Pink Lemonade said...

LOVE IT!! WOW!!

JBeaudetStudios said...

It's beautiful! I like the coffee table and everything else!

Jordan said...

Fabulous! I love everything about it!

Sassa said...

Hallo Anna,
Your pictures are sooooo lovely
How is it possible to find them?
I just love your blog.
I also have a blog. I sent you a mail yesterday. I was visiting you last summer. I am from Sweden if you remember?
My blogadress: www.stromgatan4.blogspot.com
Hope hearing from you
With best regards Sassa

annechovie said...

This is so pretty, Anna. Looks a lot like your style, too.

* Atelier Ao Meu Gosto * said...

Lovely!
Love, love the ligth...

Lena

Yansy said...

I love this room as much as you do. Its perfection!

The Little Big House said...

I just saw this spread and I was so impressed by the warmth and colors in this house - lovely!

Kimberly said...

It is lovely. The perfect shade of pink. I'm seeing a lot of pink in main areas lately. I love it. Of course I'd have to get rid of my hubby and sons to be able to pull it off around here. How do you think deer mounts would look on this wonderful pink wall????
xxx kim

Elise said...

Hello, just wanted to say hao much I've enjoyed your blog - thank you for sharing

Michelle said...

The light coming through that window would do any room justice!! It's exactly the colour of your blog...so you!! So lovely!

Best,
Michelle

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Oh I just love that pink color on the wall, such a pretty room!

orange sugar home said...

I agree. the room is just stunning and that pink wall is out of this world.

Andreia Sampaleanu said...

"Absolutely" gorgeus!

I'm new around! And I'll be following all your "steps".

I love your blog!

Karena said...

I too love this room Anna!

Karena said...

I too love this room Anna!

Velvet and Linen said...

How exciting! This room is beautiful.
Windsor is so amazingly talented.
My copy better come in the mail today or I am going to have to go out and buy it. I can't wait!

xo
Brooke

abodowd said...

Cute! LOVE IT!

Pokermaniak said...

"Absolutely beautifull things" ... and no cookies here ?? :oO

Cookie Monster

Black Zebra said...

Simply yummy!

The Consummate Hostess said...

How fantastic!

amber darling said...

Proof I am addicted to your blog: fretting that there has only been one post this week!

La Maison Fou said...

I just luv that color pink!
Leslie

compulsively compiled said...

The chevron stripe on that chair has me crazy for it! I loved this month's issue.

Porchlight Interiors said...

I could just look at this picture all day. The windows are so amazing and the colour palette is breathtaking!
Hayley

samia said...

N someone just lives there..!!!! i mean.. it makes me want to revMP MY WHOLE HOUSE..

Jane Hall The Voice of Style said...

Hi Anna,I just came across your blog and thought we think on the same page. I love pink rooms.Pink is calming,(they use it in prison to calm the inmates down)romantic, warm and inviting. What woman (or man) doesn't look good in pink! I own a store and design business in Canada and have been trying to start a color revolution banning grey and beige from northern homes.I have been named the empress of color! Check out my website at www.jane halldesign.com I think you will enjoy it. Lots of colored rooms to see.

Terri said...

I am a regular lurker. I saw this in House Beautiful and was instantly inspired to start my daughters nursery! Love it!